Pre-K Teacher – Maternity Leave Position


Pre-K Teacher – Maternity Leave Position

The Manitou School is currently hiring a head teacher for our pre-kindergarten classroom beginning in April. Candidates must be comfortable in a co-teaching environment, collaborating with our other pre-k teachers on many things including curriculum development, parent communication, and assessment. We are seeking a warm, flexible, passionate, progressive educator to welcome the families of our youngest students into our school!

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Spanish language a plus
  • MA/MS in Early Childhood Education preferred
  • NY State Certification preferred
  • Availability to communicate and collaborate with parents
  • Commitment to professional growth and lifelong learning

Applicants must be confident in their ability to provide the following to our students:

  • A classroom environment that fosters social and emotional development
  • Play and nature based curriculum
  • Differentiated instruction for different types of learners
  • The love of a challenge, and comfort with academic risk taking
  • Project-based units of inquiry
  • Straightforward and age appropriate discussions about diversity
  • Hands-on, experiential learning in real world contexts
  • A well-managed classroom with clear expectations and routines
  • Both teacher-directed and free-play centers that include lessons in literacy, math, science and the arts
  • Regular Mailchimp-formatted newsletters including photos of student work


Thank you for considering a position at the Manitou School! We are growing each year, and consistently seek multi-talented professionals to join our team in different capacities. Please familiarize yourself with our website and philosophy before applying.

Please send your resume, 3 written references, a paragraph detailing your educational philosophy, and a cover letter to

Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply for all positions.